I am feeling restrained by mindfulness this morning. My desire to do *everything* is flared. But this nagging feeling comes in: ‘remember mindfulness, remember this body, embody a regulated nervous system.’ I rebel. I feel this desperate urge to MOVE, to DO, to PRODUCE, to ACHIEVE, and even at this moment, to WRITE. It is … Continue reading To Do or To Untangle.
I know that there is so much messaging out there about making sure your work is perfectly aligned with your brand and what society is all about, but I would love to just propose that maybe we can all give ourselves the grace to show up imperfectly once in a while and see what happens. … Continue reading The Fear of Showing up Imperfectly.
Oh, Spring! I am feeling the call to do all of the things again. The weather is getting nice and warm. The grass is starting to grow again. The plants are coming back. The sun is shining for longer hours. I'm ready to put the winter gear away. I know it's a mistake- it's too … Continue reading Spring Cleaning. Again.
Kintsugi, is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.Wikipedia My mindfulness allows me to reconcile the fact that I feel broken. I can sit with this feeling … Continue reading Repair.
I've struggled with routine and self-discipline for much of my life. I was often reminded of it by the people around me. Lazy. Absent-minded. Forgetful. Scatter-brained. Irresponsible. Undisciplined. At the end of the day undisciplined is probably the best descriptor of what was going on. Discipline for me evokes ideas of tasks that are militant, … Continue reading Self-Discipline.
Happy New Year! This year I am committing to more writing and have a bit of a plan. Each month I am going to work through a wellness topic, explore different aspects, and hopefully discover some beliefs and habits that can be cleared and replaced with something more in-line with where I am right now. … Continue reading 2022.
Some of my journals stacked on the hardwood floor. The hard work of acknowledging feelings and thoughts as well as journaling my findings has allowed me to see patterns and investigate so many cycles that I was unable to process earlier in my healing/spiritual journey. My journaling has been a miracle for allowing me space … Continue reading Reflect.
Nurture yourself like you would nurture a plant. It's been a while since I've sat down to type up a pondering post but, here I am. I've been in a bit of a weird place lately. One that's felt familiar... always the same, yet always uncomfortable. In my life I find myself oscillating between feeling … Continue reading Nurture.
For today: I will remind myself often that I am part of the flow of the Universe both within and surrounding me. I am supported.I will address emotions that arise in a timely fashion. There are very few situations that would actually prevent this.I will nourish myself as I require.I will remain in the present … Continue reading Morning Intentions.
When you show up for something consistently, the activity becomes a comfortable place to be and space for expansion and wonder. When I was running long distances, I would get settled in my pace and I was able to ponder creative insights and solutions to all of my daily issues. Currently I have a journaling … Continue reading How Can I Best Show Up?